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  • Keya Shah

The pen is mightier than the sword

Updated: Oct 15, 2023

Humans are social dynamic species who thrive on interaction and communication. The importance of communication be it through calls, texts or letters is undeniable. In these modern times, where the importance of clear communication is evident in the fields of politics and situations that harm world peace, it is imperative for us, the future generation, to realise how important dialogue is over drastic actions. Since the beginning of time, humans have been changing. Despite all the changes, written communication is still an essential and unique aspect of the entire human race.

As we proceed into the future with the growing technology, AI is taking over many careers, even writing. An AI generated story may be able to display a mind-boggling story within minutes, however a transitional writer reflects the story exactly the way they wanted it to take place in the reader's mind.

In this universe, great commanders like Alexander The Great, Caesar, Leonidas, Early Gengis Khan, and many others are well-remembered. But who makes their tales public? Who demonstrates to the world the adversity, tenacity, and grit of these leaders? Obviously, authors. For their conflicts and the revolution they sparked in their kingdoms, these leaders are remembered. However, writers like Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Rick Riordan, Dan Brown, Sidney Sheldon, and countless others who have embedded it in people's thoughts, thus embedding it in the world.

Let's take the example of our country India itself. Indian authors like Rabindranath Tagore and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi utilised their writing to oppose British colonial rule in the 19th century and for Indian independence. While Gandhi advocated for nonviolent resistance to the British in his writings, including his book "Hind Swaraj," Tagore's songs and essays frequently addressed themes of liberation and national identity. These authors, along with others, contributed to laying the foundation for India's eventual independence in 1947.

With that being said, I would like to conclude that the influence of a compelling author truly does change and revolutionise the minds of generations gone and yet to come by. Writing has inspired people to interact with, inform, and communicate with others around them. Additionally, it has been a significant part of the writing of histories everywhere in the world. Writing has illuminated the distinctive customs, histories, and diverse behaviours of various societies for thousands of years.

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